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Virtual reality

Facebook confirms it’s building augmented reality glasses

By | Augmented Reality, augmented reality glasses, Facebook, Gadgets, Hardware, Oculus, Social, TC, Virtual reality

“Yeah! Well of course we’re working on it,” Facebook’s head of augmented reality Ficus Kirkpatrick told me when I asked him at TechCrunch’s AR/VR event in LA if Facebook was building AR glasses. “We are building hardware products. We’re going forward on this . . . We want to see those glasses come into reality, […]

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TC Sessions: AR/VR surveys an industry in transition

By | Augmented Reality, Developer, entertainment, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Media, Startups, TC, tc sessions, TC Sessions: AR/VR 2018, Venture capital, Virtual reality, Wearables

Industry vets and students alike crammed into UCLA’s historic Royce Hall last week for TC Sessions AR/VR, our one day event on the fast-moving (and hype-plagued) industry and the people in it. Disney, Snap, Oculus and more stopped by to chat and show off their latest; if you didn’t happen to be in LA that day, read on and find out what we learned — and follow the links to watch the interviews and panels yourself.

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StarVR’s One headset flaunts eye-tracking and a double-wide field of view

By | Gadgets, Hardware, starvr, TC, Virtual reality, VR Headset

While the field of VR headsets used to be more or less limited to Oculus and Vive, numerous competitors have sprung up as the technology has matured — and some are out to beat the market leaders at their own game. StarVR’s latest headset brings eye-tracking and a seriously expanded field of view to the game, and the latter especially is a treat to experience.

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Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X

By | alibaba group, Andreessen Horowitz, AR, Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Google, Magic Leap, Magic Leap One, mixed reality, United States, Virtual reality, wearable devices, Wearables

It’s been a long and trip-filled wait but mixed reality headgear maker Magic Leap will finally, finally be shipping its first piece of hardware this summer. We were still waiting on the price-tag — but it’s just been officially revealed: The developer-focused Magic Leap One ‘creator edition’ headset will set you back at least $2,295. […]

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HTC is gone

By | 3g, Android, Apple, BlackBerry, consumer electronics, equipment, Gadgets, Google, HTC, htc corporation, HTC EVO 4G smartphone, htc sense, iPhone, LG, Mobile, operating system, research-in-motion, Samsung, smartphone, smartphones, Sony, Symbian, taiwan, Technology, touch, United States, Virtual reality, Vive, windows mobile

Gather around, campers, and hear a tale as old as time. Remember the HTC Dream? The Evo 4G? The Google Nexus One? What about the Touch Diamond? All amazing devices. The HTC of 2018 is not the HTC that made these industry-leading devices. That company is gone. It seems HTC is getting ready to lay […]

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Covering “Virtual Insanity” in virtual reality

By | Gadgets, HTC, north carolina, raleigh, TC, Virtual reality, Vive

A musician from Raleigh, North Carolina named Chase Holfelder, recorded a cover of Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity,” a stonerific acid jazz anthem that should be familiar to ’90s kids. This version, however, is recorded entirely inside a virtual reality rig with the help of the HTC Vive and VRScout. Holfelder used the SoundScape VR project to […]

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James Murray from the Impractical Jokers talks about the future of VR

By | Augmented Reality, fiction, film, Gadgets, impractical jokers, IT, series, Startups, TC, technotopia, Virtual reality

James Murray is a funny man. A producer, actor, and writer, Murray is best known as Murr on the show Impractical Jokers. I spoke to him for a Technotopia interview about the future of TV, VR, and media and he has a lot to say. His dream? To offer immersive experiences to his audiences using […]

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Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality

By | ceo, Computer Hardware, computing, digital media, driver, ford fusion, Gadgets, HTC, htc corporation, HTC Vive, Jensen Huang, leader, nvidia, Virtual reality, Vive

Today at Nvidia’s GTC conference the company unveiled a wild technology demo and it’s straight out of Black Panther. Simply put, a driver using virtual reality was remotely controlling a car in real life. “He’s not with us,” Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said pointing the driver on the stage. “He’s looking at this virtual […]

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TPCast unveils adapter to enable multiple wireless HTC Vive VR headsets

By | california, Computer Hardware, Gadgets, Headset, HTC, htc corporation, HTC Vive, nvidia, Real estate, san jose, Virtual reality

Late last year, TPCast announced an adapter that cut the HTC Vive cords. The company is back with an enterprise version that delivers 2k content to several HTC Vive units with sub 2ms latency. Unveiled at Nvidia’s GTC 2019 conference in San Jose, the product is aimed at VR uses cases where multiple people are […]

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